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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Afghan Taliban headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed the peace process.
The prime minister underlined that Intra-Afghan Negotiations provide a historic opportunity to the Afghan leaders for achieving durable peace and stability through an Afghan-led peace process.
PM Imran Khan reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. He expressed hope that Afghan parties would continue to build on the recent positive developments in the Intra-Afghan Negotiations.
He underscored Pakistan’s consistent support to an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement. He also underlined the need to be vigilant about the role of spoilers, who continue to make attempts to disrupt and derail the peace process.
The prime minister expressed concern over the high level of violence and called on all sides for reduction in violence leading to ceasefire.” He said peace and stability in Afghanistan will provide a strong impetus to economic development, regional integration, and connectivity, benefitting the country and the region.
The discussions focused on the progress in the Afghan peace process and the way forward. The Afghan Taliban’s visit is part of Pakistan’s serious efforts to facilitate Afghan peace process.